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If you are looking for specific information about hysterectomy in Waconia, MN, this page will provide added resources for your quest. Read on for specific local information about hysterectomy, surgery options, doctors, hospitals, patient testimonies and more from HysterSisters.com members.
What is a hysterectomy?
A hysterectomy is the surgical removal of the uterus, otherwise known as the womb. Rarely is a hysterectomy an emergency surgery. There is usually considerable time to research and explore options for discussions with your personal surgeon.
Read more about hysterectomy.
Most importantly, if you have been told you need a hysterectomy and you have explored the alternative treatments for your diagnosis, there is important information you need to know.
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|Ridgeview Medical Center
500 S Maple St
Waconia MN 55387
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Your first decision - What type of hysterectomy is best for you?
Different types of hysterectomy are tailored to a specific set of health needs and surgeon skills. With today's advancing technology and experienced surgeons, most women are candidates for minimally invasive surgery. Minimally invasive surgery typically allows for faster recovery and fewer complications. Vaginal hysterectomy, laparoscopic hysterectomy, and robotic hysterectomy are examples of minimally invasive hysterectomy options.
Ask your surgeon: Am I a candidate for minimally invasive hysterectomy? If the answer is no, ask "Why not?". Seek a second opinion of a specialized GYN surgeon for additional surgery options.
Read more about the different hysterectomy types:
da Vinci¨ Hysterectomy
Open Incision - Abdominal Hysterectomy
| ||Mark Robert LAROSE MD.|
Suggestion by Katie :
"Dr. Larose really listens and investigates all avenues before providing you with a recommendation. I was his patient for initial infertlilty treatments endometriosis concerns and then eventually for...(Read More)
|Eric ENGLISH MD.|
St. Paul, MN
Suggestion by Jane :
"After suffered many many months of excessive bleeding and a lot of very painful procedures (that didn't work) with my previous OB/GYN I knew it was time to find a new doctor. I was referred to Dr. E...(Read More)
| ||Matthew R HOPKINS MD.|
Suggestion by Mary Duncan :
"I had not had a gyn exam for many years and went to Dr. Hopkins due to heavy painful periods. He took extra time with me to explain all the options open to me and after test results came back too...(Read More)
| ||John Robert LYONS MD.|
Saint Cloud, MN
Suggestion by Rhonda Kruchten :
"I have been seeing Dr.Lyons for 7 years now. He is caring and understanding he has a way of making you feel comfortable. He does EVERYTHING possible to help you. He also takes into consideration what...(Read More)
| ||Mark Kenneth WIDSTROM MD.|
Suggestion by Chelli K :
"Dr. Widstrom is like no other doctor. He takes the time to listen to what the "problem" is and gives you options. Even when you have exausted all the possible options that surgical hysterectomy may...(Read More)
| ||Erika Lynn JOHNSON MD.|
Suggestion by Nancy Knox :
"Dr. Johnsom performed my hysterectomy and did a great job. She is very caring and answered all my questions. I never felt rushed at office visits and she listened to me on how I felt. I would recomend...(Read More)
| ||Sean Christopher DOWDY MD.|
Suggestion by Jean B :
"Excellent gynegologic oncologist. Presently conducting a research project to detect uterine cancer like cervical cancer is detected (pap smear). Fantastic surgeon very personable....(Read More)
| ||Jon NIELSEN MD.|
Suggestion by Melissa :
"I was sent to Dr. N after my OBGYN of 10 years had to make a choice to not perform my hysterectomy. When my husband and I met with Dr. N we felt an instant connection with him. He walked us through...(Read More)
HysterSisters Recommends Get a Second Opinion
Get a Second Opinion - ALWAYS!
HysterSisters recommends that you get more than one opinion when your doctor suggests a hysterectomy. You may have a trustful long-standing history with your doctor and feel horrified that we suggest such a thing! This isn't a slap in the face for your personal physician but a smart thing for every patient to do.
Set up an appointment with a different surgeon in a different practice and even perhaps in a different town. Take your records with you but also ask for an exam. Ask if the first recommendation is appropriate. Ask for alternative suggestions.
Get a third opinion. You might find the third suggests an even less invasive solution or an alternative treatment to completely avoid surgery.
The key is for you, the patient, to get all the information you can before you agree to surgery. You cannot change your mind once the surgery is done. There are no money back guarantees if the surgery is not the cure for your problem. Be smart. Do your homework.
Read more about getting a second opinion: Give Me A Second.
The internet's premier woman-to-woman support site for hysterectomy information, support and recovery, Hyster Sisters: is truly a labor of love culling the combined wisdom of thousands of Hyster Sisters around the world who have faced hysterectomy firsthand, before hysterectomy, after hysterectomy, treatment options, surgical procedures, hormonal issues and a step-by-step guide through the weeks before and after surgery.
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